Tech Tips / How To
Sep 22, 2013 09:35 AM | Oo-v-oO in Tech Tips / How To
Here's a step-by-step procedure for servicing the hubs on a utility trailer. This should be done once a year but we've probably all seen a trailer sitting on the side of the road with bearing problems so it is evident that most people neglect this important preventative maintenance task. Follow these easy steps and you can tow your trailer across town or across the country without worrying about bearing failure.
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May 25, 2013 11:14 AM | Utah Smitty in Tech Tips / How To
A look at the effectiveness of commercial penetrating oils, and how you can make your own for much less. Machinist's Workshop recently published some information on various penetrating oils. The magazine reports they tested penetrates for break out to...
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Apr 08, 2013 10:37 AM | Petenpole in Tech Tips / How To
The mysterious pump between our legs that provides our forward and reverse momentum as well as the extra oomph for lift cylinders isn't really that intimidating when it comes time to rebuild one. It actually took about 10 times as long to write the fo...
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Oct 08, 2012 10:11 PM | Utah Smitty in Tech Tips / How To
Have you ever struggled trying to get a rear wheel bolted up on a GT because you had to hold the wheel up in place, line up the hole, and get the lug bolt to start--all the time bending over a 12" wheel???
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Jul 11, 2012 07:20 AM | LilysDad in Tech Tips / How To
I'm going to demonstrate how to engine turn an aluminum panel on a drill press. There are other ways to do this, but this is what worked for me. If you wish to do alot of this, there are kits on the market that include wire brushes. I have even heard of guys using a dowel chucked in a drill with lapping compound applied. I did try this, but it was a mess and gave poor results.
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Jun 30, 2012 05:45 PM | Utah Smitty in Tech Tips / How To
If you find yourself wishing you had more weight on the front, rear or both ends of your tractor but don't have a torch to cut out and hang odd pieces of steel on it, this little trick might help--
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Apr 25, 2012 04:24 PM | Wayne195 in Tech Tips / How To
Well, I'm sure with spring well on the way already, many of you have already, or will have to sharpen your lawnmower blades, so I decided to put together a little write up with some simple methods, and tips, on how to sharpen your lawnmower blade.
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